It is based around the NewsGator’s recent purchase of Ranchero Software, which apparently has caused a bit of frustration amongst Ranchero Software users.
He mentions many of the hard realities of being an ISV. Like support costs:
But selling software isnâ€™t like selling books. When a book takes off and climbs the best-seller charts, thatâ€™s just money in the authorâ€™s pocket. Each software sale, on the other hand, comes with incremental support costs.
Read the full story. I think it’s still a worthy business to be in, besides the fact that it does include a lot of work. I also have to add that I think that most of the best software in the mac world comes from Solo ISV’s and I hope they keep coming up with all the great innovative software that we all know and love.